Fiction: “A Guide to Becoming Distinctly Average” by Amy Elliott-Smith

61ibfd0cfcl ” I wrote my suicide note today. It was shit. I can’t die and leave a shit suicide note behind. It has to be something epic…”


WINNER: 2013 Beryl Bainbridge Award for First Time Author

Life is a bitch. Depression is a bitch. Spending your life with depression, working with bitches is the worst of the worst.

A Guide to Becoming Distinctly Average is a laugh-out-loud, dark comedy, which delves into the depths of a thirty-something dog groomer’s mind as she struggles to cope with life, depression and dogs who wee up her sofa.

Ultimately, the question she must ask is…

Can I carry on?


Depression is something that is still not handled correctly nor viewed in the right way, not even in today’s society.

This Author takes an awesome Fictional approach to it, and it is both disturbing and yes, hilarious. Not that depression is a joke, but her humorous approach to the topic is still spot on.

I highly recommend reading this book. This is one book that will stick with me for quite awhile

I received my requested copy from NetGalley and read and reviewed at my choosing.

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